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The Sadhaarani Geeti of Dhrupad Music (like most essential aspects of Dhrupad), is a powerful metaphor for (and aspect/expression of) a Self realized life. While the word ‘sadhaarani’ may be translated as ‘ordinary’ or ‘usual,’ the essence of the word here is ‘natural.’ ‘Natural’ implies free of affectation, embellishment, stylization, habit patterns… and free also of meaning-making and imposed/contrived personal emotional content, even. Where ‘natural’ is pure, sattvik, devoid of personalization/ego. And so, ‘natural’ not in the commonly held your-truth-my-truth-sense, but as unique expression of universal Truth. As such, the ‘Dhruva’ (North Star) portion of the word Dhru(va)pad(a) stands for the universality of the singing, easily confused as ‘fixedness’ or ‘regimentation’ when one cannot yet see how the way at once contains within it, the uniqueness of each voice. Once one discerns the difference between ‘unique’ and ‘personal’ (that in which there is active a personality/ego), there is immediate clarity on what Sadhaarani Geeti (natural singing) is, and how it is the sounded aspect/expression of Sadhaarani Jeevan (natural living). The Sadhaarani Geeti way (tantra) allows the body to be realized as an instrument (yantra) for generating pure/ Love vibration (mantra)… in a state of Yog (Union) with All That Is.

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Any offering is sattvik only when ‘you’ (the identity, the doer) disappears from it. (There is no Seva if there’s a ‘you’ doing seva; there’s no Love if there’s a ‘you’ loving; there’s no Music if there’s a ‘you’ doing music…and so on.) Paradoxically, it is in the sustained disappearance of ‘me’ that the ‘I am’ realization can simply and spontaneously happen. When there is no ‘you’ doing anything, it can be seen that there is only You (doing everything) 🙂

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In moments of intense adversity and intense caring, there is no mind or thought to action. All thought is for the armchair, about situations we are not directly experiencing.

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Being judgment-free isn’t about no judgment arising, but about being dis-identified with the judgment that is arising. It’s being aligned in Self, that is wholly aware and embracing of the judgment that’s arising. In so recognizing Self as the field of awareness within which judgment is free to arise and pass, we are free of the judgment that’s arising = judgment free! 

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Truth

Truth is that which requires no opposite against which to be defined in identity, no opposite by overcoming which to be victorious in veracity, and no opposite by which to be neutralized in unity. Truth is that which contains its own opposite. Or, Truth is that which has no opposite.

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The complete Yogi (Union) has no ‘personal values,’ as there is no person left, to play in the worldly way. What’s at play is simply the contrasts of up and down, right and left, high and low, big and small, in and out, black and white… and the infinitely spacious consciousness for all of them to dance.

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If you’re hearing and perceiving from the ego-mind, an interesting thing happens. Let’s say, I offer: Releasing concepts / measures / judgement / labels of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ or ‘right’ and ‘wrong,’ is the release of suffering into liberation. The ego-mind, which lives by those very divisions and definitions, hears:

“It’s ‘good’ / ‘right’ to release good and bad or right and wrong.” 🙂
“It’s ‘bad’ / ‘wrong’ to believe in good and bad or right and wrong.” 🙂

Hilarious mind! Whereas, I’m saying neither of those things. (more…)

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